Manchester United star Edinson Cavani may be suspended pending an investigation by the Football Association into the use of a polarizing term many consider racist.
The FA has confirmed that it is investigating a Cavani Instagram post released following United’s 3-2 win over Southampton, in which the striker scored twice.
In the post, which has since been deleted, the words « gracias negrito! » are used to thank a supporter who recognized Cavani for his performance in the match at St. . Marys.
« Negrito » was the term used by ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez – Cavani’s friend and teammate from Uruguay – during a 2011 United derby. It was directed against his opponent, the French left-back Patrice Evra.
At the time, Suarez claimed it was a term of endearment in Uruguay that was endorsed by some language experts.
The FA issued an edict ahead of the 2020/21 season that any sanctions related to racism would result in a ban on at least three games.
Losing Cavani would be a heavy blow to the Red Devils, who are fighting tooth and nail to keep in touch with the top of the EPL ladder.
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